By, Jen Nicole
We, Black women are doing amazing things everyday and here is just another thing to add to our list. 32-Year-old, Dr. Foyekemi Ikyaator and her husband opened the Life SaversER in December 2015 to satisfy the medical need in Houston, KUT. org reports. Per the Houston Profile Magazine, the ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on January 15, 2016.
The facility is a stand-alone, 24-hour emergency room equipped to provide patients with the quality service they would normally receive at a hospital.
According to the Life SaversER website, the medical establishment has a strict no-wait policy, boasting an average wait time of 0 to 5 minutes. The facility is also equipped with a pharmacy, radiology equipment, and onsite laboratory, further eliminating the wait time for patients. It also provides free flu shots and free CPR classes.
During an ‘In Black America’ segment on KUT.org, Ikyaator expressed her frustration with the “clogged” waiting room system.
“You just start seeing the repetitiveness of the clogged system where you can’t get patients out of the ER, and you can’t get patients [waiting in] the waiting room inside the ER to get treatment,” she explained.
Awesome. I am sure this is will greatly benefit Houston!
Since its grand opening, Live SaversER has received 5-star reviews on Google and popular social media platforms, Houston Profile Magazine reports.
The magazine also notes that Ikyaator is is a minority in her field, yet continues to thrive in a lane she created all on her own.
“As a young Black female, mother and leader in medicine, she is pressing the bar a little higher and bridging the gap a little closer so that the next person can impress and charm the masses by representing odds defied,” the article states.
Love it! Now lets hope that Black Houston’s will get priority if they come here being that it is Black Owned. I mean wouldn’t it be right, as many Black Americans have reported being seen by doctors in the emergency rooms second to non-citizens. So I mean some privilege within our own businesses would be nice wouldn’t it?